sfontain (760) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 oz can. Kenny Road Market, $9.99 for 4 x 8oz cans. Thanks, Alex, for sharing. Dark sugar, dark fruit aroma; thin off white head and strong lacing. Full, sticky, sweet, smooth palate. Not overly bitter. Relatively unique barley wine.
Huhzubendah (2228) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Dave for sharing.
The beer is amber orange with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers malt, alcohol,
sweet fruit, furniture cleaner, caramels, butterscotch candies. The flavor is ok. Some metallic notes. Noticeable alcohol throughout. A bold beer. A bit aggressive and slightly harsh on the palate. Not as bad as I made it sound. Middle of the road.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In da can! Sweet, malty, soft. Medium alcohol. Orange brown in color. How can one rate a barleywine in a can?!
Beachmaster (41) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz can. Pours a clear coppery color, with a one finger off-white head which dissipates and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is hops predominantly, with a hint of caramel. Taste is caramel and kandi sugar, with a creamy mouthfeel and pleasant hop finish. Alcohol is well-disguised. Overall, a pleasant drink.
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a blood orange color with a thin white head. The smell is surprisingly citrusy for a barleywine, with aromas of candi sugar and malt. The flavor is equally bright, with none of the dark fruit and heavy alcohol flavors usually associated with barleywines. Plenty of orange and citrus hops on the back end. Itís a very good beer by its own merits, but itís not really what Iíd call a barleywine.
novice101 (171) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark orange with an off white that fades, smells of rich malts with heavy hopping, taste is caramel, malty sweetness to start and then it moves to hoppy bitterness
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 25, 2014 - can shared by Nathan. Brown pour with some head. Aroma was malt, sweetness and some hops. Taste was more like a double ipa than a barley wine, but still solid.
ElGaucho (2140) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tiny can. Sugary, dark fruit aroma. I love that 21st amendment is thinking outside the box, or in this case the outside the common 6-pack holder. Cool little miniature 4-pack can holder. So cute. Dark reddish amber with a thin off white head and excellent lace. Sugary smooth palate. Under carbonated. Not really hoppy at all. Barley wines come in different shapes and sizes and this one is unique. Has the strength and malt profile of a "typical" bwine, just not the hoppiness or rich malty backbone. Very good.
BoostIPA (1052) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
8.4oz can courtesy of bytemesis. Thanks! I think Iím gonna drink this straight from the can... Well, Iíll chug it from the can. Iíll just toss it a courtesy 3 for appearance. Cracked the can and the aroma consisted of pretty sticky smelling hops, sweet bready malts. Very sweet smelling. Taste is Łber boozy and sweet. Not much going on in the way of hops, although there is some bitter. Finish is hot and boozy. Pretty messy and muddled. Not good.
Homer321 (881) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Cute little can. Almost a whole beer. Maybe when it grows up. Pours a reddish color with a head that dissipated quickly. Nose of sweet toffee and caramel. Taste is completely flat and just like sweet sugar water. This canít be right. There is no body or mouthfeel to this beer. What a let down. Boost juice with burn.